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rampart
06-02-2007, 09:33 AM
Hi,
Can someone tell me how to open a file with an extention .rar? Is there any free software there to open such files?
Thanks,
Fahad

recca02
06-02-2007, 09:54 AM
i think only winrar can handle them
download it after googling winrar

i m not sure though what happens after its trial expires.

rampart
06-02-2007, 10:06 AM
Ok thanks buddy!.....I think I have this winrar software in a CD...Let me check it.
Thanks,
Fahad

recca02
06-02-2007, 10:22 AM
btw ......
shud i also suggest extracting the inner contents is also possible after u right click on the file....
a lot of options related to winrar pop up (try ur luck fiddling with them u'll learn more)
a file can be compressed using winrar.

Dave
06-02-2007, 02:10 PM
Just so you know WinRar is not freeware, it is shareware.

Dave

cumesoftware
06-02-2007, 07:01 PM
I think 7-zip also opens these archives, but I'm not sure. But 7-zip is the best compressor between freeware and not so free compressors.

n9352527
06-02-2007, 07:14 PM
The free one (open source) is unRAR. I think there is a version for Windows, although it is a console only program.

Dave
06-03-2007, 10:01 AM
I think 7-zip also opens these archives, but I'm not sure. But 7-zip is the best compressor between freeware and not so free compressors.

IIRC, altough 7-zip can unpack RAR archives it requires a proprietory plugin to pack/read them.

Dave

rampart
06-05-2007, 02:27 PM
Thank you very much buddies for the help....my problem is over now...
Fahad